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    Simon McBurney’s electrifying production of The Magic Flute returns to the ENO’s London Coliseum, after previous sold-out, five-star runs. Playing a strictly limited season at the West End venue, the story sees Prince Tamino and the bird-catcher Papageno on a thrilling quest to rescue Pamina.

    Simon McBurney’s five-star production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute returns to the English National Opera’s London Coliseum following previous sold-out seasons. A timeless classic that follows the adventures of a Prince and a bird-catcher, the sumptuous opera contains themes of love, enlightenment and the search for truth.

    This seminal opera has been performed regularly since its original premiere in 1791. The symbolism in the story lends itself to adaptation, and McBurney gives it a highly visual staging through animation and design. The Magic Flute follows Prince Tamino and his companion Papageno the bird-catcher on their quest to rescue the beautiful Pamina from her powerful and manipulative mother, the Queen of the Night. Three mysterious women assist them on the way.

    Casting includes Rupert Charlesworth as Tamino, Lucy Crowe as Pamina and Thomas Oliemans as Papageno. Other roles are played by Brindley Sherratt, Jonathan Lemalo, Julia Bauer, David Ireland, Daniel Norman, Eleanor Dennis, Samantha Price, Katie Stevenson, Rowan Pierce and David Webb.

    Ben Gernon and Chris Hopkins conduct the production, with Simon McBurney directing. McBurney received an OBE in 2005 after decades of ground-breaking theatre work. He has won an Olivier Award, two Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards, and other awards in Europe. With movement by Josie Daxter, the production features set design by Michael Levine, costume design by Nicky Gilliband, lighting design by Jean Calman, sound design by Gareth Fry and video design by Finn Ross.

    A well-known opera featuring the soaring score of Mozart, The Magic Flute is catapulted into the contemporary, in a five-star production that earned previous praise from audiences and critics alike. Featuring as part of the ENO’s new season, the show plays at the London Coliseum from 14 March to 11 April 2019.

    Sorry this show closed 11 April 2019.

    Performance dates:
    11 Apr 2019 - 11 Apr 2019
    Running time:
    2 hours 55 minutes
    London Coliseum (See map)
    Age recommendation:
    No under 5's
    Audience Notes:
    Those interested in contemporary theatre won’t want to miss this five-star opera directed by Simon McBurney. One of the best-known opera, this is also a great chance for first-time theatregoers to discover something new.

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    Latest Audience Reviews

    A wonderful modern interpretation of this Mozart classic. The staging and the general production... More

    AlexPhillips's avatar
    AlexPhillips 12 Apr 2019

    I had never seen this Opera before but knew the music and was eager to see it performed. I though... More

    yvetteb's avatar
    yvetteb 15 Mar 2019

    This was my first opera I've seen and i really enjoyed it! Having it sung in english made it a lo... More

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    albuspotter Top 50 reviewer 23 Mar 2019

    I enjoyed the show as it was directed with humour and zest and it is almost impossible not to lov... More

    ashap's avatar
    ashap 12 Apr 2019

    Contemporary in English. I was able to follow what was happening. Really funny and enjoyable. My... More

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    sarahh25 10 Apr 2019

    I loved the music, actors and musicians were brilliant, I just didn't enjoy much the contemporary... More

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    inakranich 16 Mar 2019
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